European Journal of Current Legal Issues

The European Journal of Current Legal Issues (EJoCLI) is the oldest open access legal eJournal in Europe, first published in 1995 as the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and retitled to reflect a more European context in 2015.  It is refereed, focusing on issues which are topical and important within the field of law. The Journal is currently edited at the School of Law, Lancaster University.  From 1995 to 2012 it was published at Newcastle University and between 2012 to 2016 at the School of Law, Queen's University of Belfast. Issues prior to 2013 are now held on BAILII and are available here.  The URL for the journal is  The contents are also available under the previous URL of

Vol 22, No 2 (2016): EJoCLI

Table of Contents

Introduction to Special Issue HTML
Hannah Wishart, Ed Johnston


Brain Scanning and Lie Detectors: The Implications for Fundamental Defence Rights HTML
Ed Johnston
Young Minds, Old Legal Problems: Can Neuroscience fill the Void? HTML
Hannah Wishart
Fear, loss of control and cognitive neuroscience HTML
Lisa Claydon, Caroline Rödiger
Psychopathy, Moral Understanding and Criminal Responsibility HTML
Elizabeth Shaw
The Future of Neurolaw HTML
Paul Catley

ISSN: 2059-0881